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Three cool images of a comet’s night side

The dayside images of Rosetta’s comet have been fantastic. Now, thanks to backscatter of sunlight from the comet’s coma, we’re seeing amazing …

Stunning Snapshot Shows Birth of Alien Solar System

A Chilean observatory catches a protoplanetary disk in action.<p>Talk about your ultimate baby picture! Astronomers have snapped the best image ever seen of the actual birth of new planets around a young, sunlike star.<p>The astonishingly detailed photo reveals the planet-forming dust disk around the …

OMG, I Want This House: Fabulous Homes From Paris to Sao Paulo (PHOTOS)

Home Envy<p>OMG, I Want This House: Fabulous Homes From Paris to Sao Paulo (PHOTOS)<p>A lap pool? Pollock-themed bedroom? Yes, please! See envy-inspiring …

Articles about amazing futuristic homes austria spain on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architecture firm _naturehumaine designs a dream hideaway in eastern Quebec.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain hosts a lively mix of both...<p>Who doesn't love a good patio or back deck? We sure do. Take a peek at our favorite homes this …

The Power of YOU

This clever gadget, called Activ, makes it possible to harness the kinetic energy created by your own body! The personal electricity generator was …

Abandoned houses in rural Iceland - The Fox Is Black

Started in 2011, <i>Abandoned Houses in Rural Iceland</i> is an ongoing project by R3 Radgjöf, Gláma-Kím architects and Stapi, which documents the discarded …

Close-up views of large hurricane on Saturn

This massive hurricane at Saturn’s north pole may have been churning for years.<p>Hurricane season has begun on Earth, but Earth isn’t the only world …

Saturn hurricane snapped by Cassini craft

<b>An enormous hurricane raging at Saturn's north pole has an eye 2,000km (1,250mi) across - big enough to cover the UK 12 times over.</b><p>The striking images of the storm were snapped from a height of 420,000km (260,000mi) by the Cassini spacecraft, which arrived at Saturn in 2004.<p>They were captured in …

Empty Space is NOT Empty

BBC News Hangout: Your Space Questions

As applicants begin signing up for a Dutch organisation's project to send people to live on Mars, many people are once again pondering the future of space exploration.<p>The BBC's Science Editor David Shukman took part in a BBC News Google Hangout with some of those applicants, to talk about the …

The Scientific Reason You Won't Throw Your Stuff Away

Emerging research on hoarding classifies it as its own distinctive disorder, separate from OCD.<p>When my great-grandmother died in the mid-90s, we found a number of questionable collections in her house, including a paper bag filled to the brim with meticulously cleaned-out egg shells and a very …

Antigravity gets first test at Cern's Alpha experiment

<b>Researchers at Cern in Switzerland have tested a novel way to find out if antimatter is the source of a force termed "antigravity".</b><p>Antimatter particles are the "mirror image" of normal matter, but with opposite electric charge.<p>How antimatter responds to gravity remains a mystery, however; it may …

Big Pic: The Prettiest Aerial Shot Of Phytoplankton You've Ever Seen

NASA captures blooming marine microorganisms off the coast of France.<p>When conditions are just right in the Bay of Biscay, the body of water nestled in the elbow crook between western France and northern Spain, huge blooms of phytoplankton begin to emerge. The marine microorganisms live in the bay …

Scientists in Uruguay Create First Glow in the Dark Sheep

Little Bo Peep would never have lost this flock. Scientists from the Animal Reproduction Institute of Uruguay (IRAUy) have created the first glow in …

Shapeshifters: phones of the future could morph on demand

Download an app, transform your handset<p>Scientists in Europe have developed prototype devices that could drastically change the way we interact with our smartphones and tablets. The six working prototypes, known as "Morphees," are thin, electronic displays capable of automatically changing shape to …

Hurricane swirling around Saturn's north pole - video

Nasa's Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists with detailed views of a vast hurricane raging around Saturn's north pole. The eye of the hurricane …

Why being nice can backfire on a bad day

<b>U. ARIZONA (US) —</b> Making sacrifices for your partner after a stressful day may not be beneficial to either of you, a new study suggests.<p>A pile of …

Scientists make 'bug-eye' camera

<b>A digital camera that functions like an insect's compound eye is reported in the journal Nature this week.</b><p>It comprises an array of 180 small lenses, which, along with their associated electronics, are stretched across a curved mounting.<p>The prototype currently has few pixels, so its images are …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Everything you know about dinosaurs is wrong: Tour guide sets you straight

When it comes to dinosaurs and other prehistoric monsters, even the experts can get things wrong — as dino-fanatic Brian Switek explains in his tour guide to the paleontological frontier.<p>The righting of wrongness begins with the title of Switek's book: "My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road With Old …

Desert Glass Formed by Ancient Atomic Bombs?

<i>“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”</i> —The Bhagavad Gita<p>Seven years after the nuclear tests in Alamogordo, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert …